Who We Are

The Solent Local Enterprise Partnership (LEP) was formed after the Government offered local areas the opportunity to take control of their future economic development. It is a locally-owned partnership between businesses and local authorities and plays a central role in determining local economic priorities and undertaking activities to drive economic growth and the creation of local jobs.

The Solent LEP is led by the business community and supported by three university partners, the further education sector, three unitary authorities, eight district councils, one county council and the voluntary and community sector – all working together to secure a more prosperous and sustainable future for the Solent area.

The Interim Solent LEP Board Chair is Rachael Randall, with Nick Loader as the Deputy Chair. The Solent LEP Chief Executive is Anne-Marie Mountifield. Their biographies and registers of interest can be viewed by clicking here.

For general information on LEPs, visit the Department for Business, Energy & Industrial Strategy (BEIS). Further information on the Solent LEP can be found below.

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